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This crag faces approximately NNW. It is along the C&O canal, upstream of the route 34 bridge from Maryland to Shepherdstown, WV, on the Maryland side. It appears to be on C&O Canal Park lands. The rock is limestone or possibly dolomite. The rock itself is very good quality but there are portions that are highly fractured so it can be "chossy". This cliff, as for most limestone cliff, will require cleaning and some climber traffic before it cleans up completely. Beware of loose holds until a route has seen traffic. Wear a helmet, please.
Take Canal Rd off of 34 to get to parking. Walk the canal upstream until you see the cliff on your right. Go past it to a ravine that you can hike up to the top to set up toprope. Be careful not to knock debris down on climbers below as the lip has loose soil, sticks, rocks.
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Cut 'em off at the pass 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b MD : Shepherdstown Limestone Tri...
This is the direct line through the roof for Two Mules for Sister Sara. It is line B (orange) in the topo photo. The crux is definitely going through the roof if you finish on Two Mules.... Start in the same place as for Two Mules... but stay in the dihedral as you head up and aim for the notch in the roof. The notch (or the pass) is where Two Mules and this route rejoin. The route may be 5.11- and not 5.10+, it will take consensus to settle on the grade. You could also finish to the left anchor...[more] Browse More Classics in MD